Coronavirus (COVID-19) and SFU's response

This section outlines SFU’s COVID-19 response that follows the latest information and recommendations from regional and provincial medical health officers.

SFU COVID-19 impact scale

The COVID-19 Impact Scale is a high-level summary of university activities that are permitted as SFU moves through recovery phases (extreme, high, moderate and low risk) in response to the pandemic.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

For information specific to students, staff/faculty and campus services, click on the buttons below.

Recent updates

  • November 27: SFU has delayed the start of classes to January 11, 2021. The start of classes in the summer term will also be delayed by about a week. There are no changes to dates for the fall term 2021.
  • November 20: Masks are now required to be worn in all indoor common areas on SFU campuses.
  • November 12: All faculty, staff and students are required to conduct a daily Active Health Screening before visiting campus by using the BC Government's COVID-19 self-assessment tool.
  • November 9: Responding to new public health orders, SFU has moved to H1 on the COVID-19 Impact Scale.


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COVID-19 scams

As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, watch out for associated scams. Review these tips to protect yourself


A pan-university initiative to harness our resources in response to the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences. Visit the SFU CAN website.

COVID-19 in BC

If you are concerned you have COVID-19 or want the latest information on confirmed cases, visit the BCCDC website.

COVID-19 and you: SFU experts' research and advice

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